- Hours: Open every day, June - August and Tuesday through Sunday, September - May. Opens at noon on Sundays.
- Reservations: Not required
- Cost: Moderate admission fee
- Location: In Denver's Capitol Hill neighborhood, midway between Lodo (Lower Denver) and Capitol Hill.
- How Long: The house is seen on a guided tour. Allow about one hour.
- Best Time to Visit: Any time.
Molly Brown HouseBorn Margaret Tobin in Hannibal, Missouri, in 1867, young "Maggie" was drawn to Leadville, Colorado by dreams of riches during the area's mining heyday. There she married James Joseph Brown, an enterprising, self-educated man who eventually ran the Ibex Mining Company, discovered gold at the Little Jonny mine and made himself and the company's owners very, very rich in the process.
Following other millionaires of the day, James and Margaret built their Denver, Colorado, home in 1889, a three-story, Victorian-style house built of Colorado lava stone with sandstone trim. It is typical of the homes built in the surrounding Capitol Hill neighborhood near the turn of the twentieth century, its 7,600 square feet considered merely an average upper-middle-class home at the time.
Molly was active with many charities and philanthropic organizations, traveled and continued her education. The most famous of her adventures, one recounted in the the musical "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" and the 1996 film "Titanic," was surviving the famous ship's sinking.
The Molly Brown House is restored to its 1910 appearance, and the exhibits illustreate Brown's life there between 1894 and 1912. Permanent exhibits include early-twentieth-century furnishings and art objects, and temporary exhibitions illuminate various aspects of Victorian life, from a servant's life to Victorian undergarments.
Getting to Molly Brown HouseMolly Brown House
1340 Pennsylvania Street
Denver, Colorado 80203